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Old 02-13-2013, 05:04 PM   #31
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Re: cause of homemade diapers wicking through threading?

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ok thanks for the response. I am going to add some hemp doublers and see how it goes. It's strange because I sewed in used inserts that worked fine by themselves in my pocket diapers. So I'm confused why they would perform less well, you know?

My pul is just standard pul bought at diaper supply sites (and not cotton coated pul).

I DID try a rolled legging though last weekend actually! It doesn't quite roll in without a little help (probably b/c I didn't make the inner fabric less wide to help pull it in). But it does not seem to have leaking issues obviously without the thread issue.
I have been asking around, and I have heard some claim that even with the inner rolling out (both inner and outer cut the same), there are no leaks. I think it depends on the kid.

Did you try any of the no-wick sprays for your diapers with castings? How is it working out for you?

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:09 PM   #32
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Re: cause of homemade diapers wicking through threading?

my little guy is a 'super soaker' I think.

The diapers are still leaking though, I've been planning to take a hair dryer to the pul along the stitching to see if that helps ...if not I suppose I'll be buying some camping glue to seal the stitching off. Is that what you mean by a no-wick spay, or are there other options?

I just feel really bummed right now because I love to make diapers and just have no idea why they are leaking, and my store bought diapers of the same design don't. I can't figure out what I did wrong. Even the inserts in my own diapers are from store diapers (and broken in)...and the template/pattern is fine, the thread is fine, the needle is fine. AGH! still frustrated. *sigh* Sticking to rolled leggings for now for any I make.

Maybe the pul isn't the best quality? I did a giraffe pul and a space alien pul (from diaper supply stores)...
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The lady that owns DSS also owns Peachy Green and uses the same PUL in her products. They are high quality, but come to think of it, I haven't used her PUL with castings yet (I am half finishing dipes for when I TTC and DS wears FOE bound trainers at night).

You want DWR (durable water repellant) or Nikwax brand. I hope you can make them work. I know how frustrating it is to put a lot of work into something only to find troubles with it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:16 PM   #34
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ok thanks for the suggestions I'll give the glue stuff a shot - atleast I can salvage the damage hopefully.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:56 PM   #35
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Re: cause of homemade diapers wicking through threading?

here is one last thought..

(btw hairdryer didn't work, boo..)

perhaps it's the thread tension. I can see that the tension wasn't perfect - I'm seeing some thread showing through on each side.

Possibility this could increase leakage issues??
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